ZEISS Symposium
"Optics in the Quantum World"

Including ZEISS Research Award Ceremony

What's the ZEISS Symposium about?

The ZEISS Symposium is held every two years following the same format. It is intended as a platform for optics experts to identify trends and research requirements in this field. The results are published in a series of additional white papers.

The first ZEISS Symposium “Optics in the Digital World” was held in 2016 and networked around 200 international scientists and leading industry representatives. The next Symposium will be about "Optics in the Quantum World".

ZEISS Symposium "Optics in the Quantum World"

18 April 2018

Quantum effects are in use since the 20th century and have led to market shaping innovations like semiconductor electronics and lasers. In the 21st century, quantum technology developments focus on the controlled quantum state of individual or coupled systems. While this quantum technology is still in the research stage, it offers an enormous potential and a number of initiatives worldwide have been formed to foster the technology and its commercial potential.

Some QT technologies might prove to be of particular importance in optics and will be in the focus of our symposium: Quantum computers are currently under fierce development and can be of considerable interest in the fields of Pattern recognition, machine learning and optimization problems. Quantum Simulation offers opportunities in the development of materials. Quantum sensors and metrology uses quantum effects to measure physical parameters with highest accuracy and allows reliable and robust measurements with direct reference to fundamental standards. Quantum-Enhanced Imaging uses the quantum properties of the light to improve the optical image or to achieve new imaging modalities allowing e.g. to beat both the shot noise limit and the resolution limit.

The focus of this topical meeting is on the interrelation of the emerging applications and technologies. The meeting will be organized in a manner to allow intensive discussions and a fruitful exchange of ideas with a single keynote session and subsequent workshop-style presentations and discussions compiling whitepapers on the research needs of the addressed topics. The results are the basis for a panel discussion of high ranking representatives of industry and academia working out the focus fields with need for joint action.

Specialized in scope and restricted in number of participants the topical meeting organized in the heartland of Germany’s optics industry will give you the opportunity to easily establish contacts and to initiate new research collaborations and business relations.

Keynote Speakers

Evening Lecture

Jian-Wei Pan

University of Science and Technology of China

Heike Riel

IBM Research

Jörg Wrachtrup

University of Stuttgart

Alain Aspect

Institut d‘Optique Palaiseau

Topical Workshops

Quantum Sensors and Metrology
e.g. quantum entanglement and applications like magnetometers, atomic clocks, quantum lithography and quantum enhanced imaging

Quantum Computing and Simulation
e.g. general purpose quantum computers, quantum error correction, quantum algorithms

Quantum Communication
e.g. quantum repeaters, quantum cryptography, encoding mechanisms

Chair of Program Committee

Jürgen Mlynek
Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany

Program Committee

Heike Riel
IBM Research, Switzerland

Elisabeth Giacobino
Ecole Normale Supérieure, France

Tommaso Calarco
University of Ulm, Germany

Andrew Shields
Toshiba, United Kingdom

Jörg Wrachtrup
University of Stuttgart, Germany

Gerd Leuchs 
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany

Michael Totzeck 
ZEISS, Germany

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion will round off the ZEISS Symposium. After the presentation of the findings of the technical sessions the identified trends, technology gaps, challenges and needed actions will be addressed during this panel discussion with CEOs and keynote speakers.

Agenda

17 April 2018

Time Event
Evening Pre-Registration
Welcome Reception
Networking

18 April 2018

Time Event
Morning/Afternoon Registration
Symposium with various Keynotes, Workshops, Panel Discussion
Evening
ZEISS Research Award Ceremony
Festive Speech
Dinner

19 April 2018

Time Event
Morning/Afternoon European Quantum Technologies Community Meeting

ZEISS Research Award Ceremony

The ZEISS Research Award honors outstanding achievements in international research.

Prize money to the value of EUR 40,000 has been allocated to it.

The ZEISS Research Award was conferred for the first time in 2016.

International scientists from the fields of optics and photonics but also general physics nominate possible prizewinners. An illustrious, international jury (see aside) then determines the winner.

The ZEISS Research Award carries on the idea of the Carl Zeiss Research Award that used to be presented by the Ernst Abbe Fund in the Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany.

From 1990 until 2013, the Carl Zeiss Research Award, which was worth EUR 25,000, was conferred on many renowned research scientists in the field of optics. It has identified groundbreaking research findings by many scientists, some of whom went on to win the Nobel Prize.

Since 2016, the Ernst Abbe Fund has presented the Carl Zeiss Award for Young Researchers that honors the work of excellent, emerging young scientists in the fields of optics and photonics.

Following the topical workshops at the ZEISS Symposium, the winners will receive their awards during an official ceremony. The Symposium participants are invited to attend the main event and the subsequent networking dinner.

The Jury

Jürgen Mlynek
Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, Germany

Anne L’Huillier
University of Lund, Sweden

Stefan Hell
Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

Andreas Tünnermann
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Jena, Germany

Alain Aspect
Institut d‘Optique Palaiseau, France

Ulrich Simon
Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, Germany

 

ZEISS Symposium
"Optics in the Digital World"

23 June 2016

Around 200 international experts discussed trends in optics and photonics at the ZEISS Symposium 'Optics in the Digital World.' The keynote speakers were Laura Waller from the University of California, Berkeley, Ingmar Posner from Oxford University and David Bohn from Microsoft. All three outlined the requirements to be met in the future by research.

ZEISS Research Award: ZEISS President and CEO Professor Michael Kaschke together with the award winners Professor Jörg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart, and Professor Fedor Jelezko, University of Ulm, as well as professor Jürgen Mlynek, Chairman of the Jury for the ZEISS Research Award
ZEISS Research Award: ZEISS President and CEO Professor Michael Kaschke together with the award winners Professor Jörg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart, and Professor Fedor Jelezko, University of Ulm, as well as professor Jürgen Mlynek, Chairman of the Jury for the ZEISS Research Award
ZEISS Symposium: A personal, digital welcome
ZEISS Symposium: A personal, digital welcome
The ZEISS President and CEO Professor Michael Kaschke welcomes about 200 guests in Oberkochen
The ZEISS President and CEO Professor Michael Kaschke welcomes about 200 guests in Oberkochen
Keynote on „Computational Imaging“ by Professor Laura Waller, UC Berkeley
Keynote on „Computational Imaging“ by Professor Laura Waller, UC Berkeley
Technology of the future: Immersive Micoscropy
Technology of the future: Immersive Micoscropy
The winners of the Carl Zeiss Award for Young Researchers
The winners of the Carl Zeiss Award for Young Researchers
Guest of honor, Robert L. Byer, Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University
Guest of honor, Robert L. Byer, Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University

The Event

What? ZEISS Symposium 2018
"Optics in the Quantum World"
When? 18 April 2018
Where? ZEISS Forum Oberkochen
Carl-Zeiss-Straße 22
73447 Oberkochen, Germany
Contact? zeiss -symposium @zeiss .com
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